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Surry County, North Carolina

A strategic advantage for your business!

The Surry County Hometown Revitalization Grant is now available!

If you are a local small business located in Surry County with under 50 employees, you can apply for a grant for up to $2,500. The Duke Energy Foundation has partnered with the Surry County Economic Development Foundation to provide these grants to our local small businesses to help relieve some of the financial stress caused by the COVD 19 Pandemic. If your small business has had to “pivot” to stay open, maintain operations or even grow during this time, this grant may be for you! Please download the application and answer a few questions. Return the application o the Surry County Economic Development Partnership by the 30th of December. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 336-401-9900 or by email,


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Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Surry News

Commissioners tour Altec

Commissioners tour Altec

Nestled behind the Pike building by the Mount Airy/Surry County airport is a big operation with a name that is known, yet many struggle to pronounce. The Altec Industries logo is splashed on the side of work trucks all around the area, whether they be the TruGreen...

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2020 71,359% 71,359%
  • Unemployment Rate, September 2021 3.4% 3.4%
  • Labor Force, September 2021 32,760% 32,760%
  • Number Unemployed, September 2021 persons 1,121% persons 1,121%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 1st Q 2021 $756.00% $756.00%
  • 2021-2022 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.552% $0.552%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2020 $59,600,847% $59,600,847%
  • Gross Retail Sales, August 2021 $103,369,667% $103,369,667%
  • Median Household Income, 2019 $43,597% $43,597%
  • Per Capita Income, 2019 $26,429% $26,429%
  • Crime Rate, 2018 (per 100,000) persons 89% persons 89%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2020 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2021 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2020 persons 134.0% persons 134.0%
  • 2019 Median Age 43% 43%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128

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